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UNCW Computer Science Team Working with Honeywell on Home Voice-Recognition Software

A University of North Carolina Wilmington computer science team is trying to build a home voice-recognition software that can carry out commands around the house. The software could control lights, alarms,…

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A new national study reveals that for most Americans, home fires rank highest on the list of top disaster concerns, along with terrorist attacks and natural disasters ... November 30, 2006

In 2004, there were 1.56 million fires attended by fire departments across the United States, with more than a half-million taking place within a structure of some type. An overwhelming majority of them, 410,500 to be exact (78 percent), took place in a home, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) of Quincy, Mass. Shane Clary · November 30, 2006

If a new national standard is issued on the use of copper pipes or the size of a home's septic tank, the attention span of an electronic security and life-safety contractor goes right down the drain. If it has nothing to do with wiring, annunciators and controllers, dealers and integrators don't want to hear anything of it. December 31, 2005

October 31, 2005

But false alarms continue to decay the industry, and the only way to ensure the future health of installing and monitoring companies is to drill down deep to the root of the problem. October 31, 2005

June 30, 2005

An alarm company in Scottsdale, Ariz., came to the rescue of ABC’s television program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” In an episode that aired May 22, Safeguard Security and Communications provided a security system for a veterans center the show was building to honor Army Spc. Lori Piestewa, who dies in 2003 at the onset of the Iraq war. May 19, 2005

March 31, 2005

Getting in good with new homebuilders can be an efficient means to tap into a larger residential customer base. Many are eager to partner with reliable, professional security contractors that can help them provide homebuyers with structured wiring and related products and services. Find out if this market is right for you. February 28, 2005

Joe Freeman: Phone lines used by Regional Bell Operating Companies' (RBOCs) customers have dropped by almost 20 percent in the past four years, while Internet phone use tripled from 2003 to 2004 and is expected to continue to grow. September 30, 2004


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